CRS Report: Can the Department of Defense Build the Border Wall?

According to multiple reports, President Trump may be contemplating declaring a national emergency in order to fund the construction of a physic al barrier along the southern border with Mexico. Can the Department of Defense Build the Border Wall? (LSB10242, Jan. 10, 2019) provides an overview of the NEA [National Emergencies Act]; the military construction authorities available in the event of a declared emergency that the Administration may rely upon to deploy border fencing; and other statutory authorities that may provide the DOD with the authority to engage in certain construction operations.

H/T beSpacific.

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